• Kelso Mountain

    Mojave

    National Preserve California

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Springs & Seeps: Granite Spring (1:24,000)

Granite Spring
MOJA Spring ID:
GRSP1
General Location: Halloran Summit
Elevation: 1136 m
History: NA
Hydrogeology:
NA
Type of spring:
NA
Vegetation:
NA
Animal Use:
NA
Aquatic biota:
NA
Ephemeral:
no
Discharge:
NA
Water quality:
NA
Site Condition:
NA
Type of disturbance:
livestock recreation diversion etc.
Type of infrastructure/diversion: Old bathtub filled with water supplied by underground seep.
Photos:
Yes

Henry Spring
MOJA Spring ID:
GRSP2
General Location:
Halloran Summit
Elevation:
830 m
History: pre-historic use, homestead, cattle grazing
Hydrogeology: NA
Type of spring:
Qanat
Vegetation:
Near the qanat are Amsinkia tesselata, Lepidium sp., weedy mustard, Schismus, Bromus rubens, herbaceous Fabaceae: Lotus/Melilotus. The Fabaceae, brome, and mustards are confined to the disturbed area. Typha in sandy soil, surface dry, wet below, with Bromus rubens, Cleomella, Schismus.
Animal Use: rabbits, quails, doves
Aquatic biota: none
Ephemeral:
no
Discharge:
none
Water quality:
pH: 7.97, Conductivity: 1505 (µS/cm), DO: 6.0 mg/l, TDS: 748 mg/l, Salinity: 0.5 (0/00)
Site Condition: highly disturbed
Type of disturbance: livestock, diversion
Type of infrastructure/diversion:
Site consists of a 50’ long backhoed trench downgradient from a large excavated qanat. The qanat opening is shored up with large timbers. The steep walls of the trench are 6-8’ high, becoming deeply eroded.
Photos: Yes

Did You Know?

photo of rattlesnake

The venom of the Mojave rattlesnake is extremely toxic and causes more respiratory distress than that of any other North American rattlesnake. Due to its unique hue, it is known locally as the Mojave green.